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Rain-triggered flood leaves 5 dead in South China's Guangxi

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-06-17 16:55
Disaster relief personnel and villagers work together to remove debris stuck near a bridge amid flooding in Liuzhou, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, June 10, 2019. TAN KAIXING/FOR CHINA DAILY

NANNING - At least five people died as of 5 am Monday after rain-triggered floods and landslides hit southern China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, local authorities said Monday.

Torrential rain swept Guangxi's Lingyun county late Sunday and triggered landslides that killed two people. Multiple vehicles were carried by flash floods at a road section from Lingyun to Baise. Rescuers have found four vehicles and three people were confirmed dead.

Strong rain also disrupted traffic and trapped 60 households in Jiumin village. All the affected villagers have been transferred to safety.

An emergency response was activated on Sunday and police officers, firefighters and medical staff have been sent to the affected areas.

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